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Re: 2.4.11 and large files

To: Robert Sander <gurubert-news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 2.4.11 and large files
From: Krzysztof Rusocki <kszysiu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:27:55 +0200
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On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 12:23:44PM +0000, Robert Sander wrote:
> Hi!
> I do not think this problem is XFS related, but as I got the kernel
> source from the XFS cvs, I just ask here:
> 2.4.11 compiles fine and runs, but when I try to create files that
> are larger than 2GB, I get SIGXFSZ, file system limit exceeded.
> ulimit -a shows unlimited, with 2.4.5 and XFS 1.0.1 it works.
> The problem is even stranger. When I do a dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb
> on two identical disks, I got the same signal. This shouldn't happen
> with block devices, should it?
> Anybody seen similar things?

Hello Robert,

I've seen such reports about 2.4.11-pre series as well.
Try looking at lkml archives - http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/
and asking there.

AFAIR there was no solution provided for that.

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null works? huh ? :)


> Greetings
> -- 
> Robert Sander
> Computer Scientist                                       Epigenomics AG
> Bioinformatics R&D        www.epigenomics.com         Kastanienallee 24
> +493024345330                                              10435 Berlin

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